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Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Winthrop is approximately 371 (2006), 394 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 242 (2000), 205 (2010).
The amount of land area in Winthrop is 1.952 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Winthrop is 0.88 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Winthrop to Washington DC is 2374 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is 165 miles. (as the crow flies)
Winthrop is positioned 48.47 degrees north of the equator and 120.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Winthrop elevation is 1,765 feet above sea level.
Winthrop per capita income is $ 17,649 (2000).
Winthrop median income is $ 25,100 (2005).
The Winthrop median home price is $ 109,600 (2005).
Winthrop average annual snowfall is 82 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 20 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 46 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 67 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 46 degrees F.


in north-central Washington about 132 miles from Yakima and about 150 miles from Seattle. Other nearby communities include Methow Valley, Twisp, Early Winters, Stehekin, Conconully, Pateros, Brewster and Manson.
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History & History Related Items

Winthrop was like most small towns in the area until the early 1890s when a trading post was established here in response to the influx of miners coming up to the lode mines. It gradually became the center stagin point for most miners. Unfortunately, the boom was not long-lived and by 1915, most of the mines had shut down. Of course, Winthrop, being a major supplier for the miners, took a hard hit with the closures. The town, however, would not die and continued to stay on, even incorporating on 12 March 1924. When the Great Depression came during the 1930ís, the town once again had hard times.
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Winthrop is well known for its western town look creating a nice draw for tourists. Other local activities include rock climbing, hiking, biking, golfing, hunting, fishing, rafting and many other recreational activities. There are over 100 miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing here also.

Annual Winthrop Auto Rallye
Phone: 888-463-8469
Held in September each year

The North Cascades National Park is nearby.

Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival
Held each year in July.

Winthrop Balloon Roundup
held each year in March.
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Winthrop Historical Events

2001, July 10
Four U.S. Forest Service firefighers died while fighting the Thirtymile Fire in the area. Several others were injured including two hikers. The fire began with a campfire about 30 miles north of Winthrop. It quickly grew and more firefighters were sent to help. After the fire was most controlled, a less experienced crew was sent in to mop up, but the fire blew up and surrounded them. Though they did make it into their shelters, four died.

Winthrop Chamber

Winthrop Chamber of Commerce
202 Highway 20
PO Box 39
Winthrop, Washington 98862
Toll-free: 1-888-463-8469
Phone: 509-996-2125

Winthrop Organizations

Winthrop Chamber of Commerce
202 Highway 20
PO Box 39
Winthrop, Washington 98862
Toll-free: 1-888-463-8469
Phone: 509-996-2125

Winthrop Schools

Methow Valley School District
18 Twin Lakes Road
Winthrop, WA 98862
Phone: 509-996-9205 Winthrop


The population of Winthrop was:
1990 - 302
2000 - 349
2006 - 371
Median resident age:
2000 - 46.4 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 25,417
2005 - $ 25,100

Median house value:
2000 - $ 95,500
2005 - $ 109,600

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